Political Headlines - August 1, 2013

  • Patrick enters his final stretch, his path unclear: In the next 17 months, critics will label the governor a lame duck, candidates will take aim at his record, and legislators may ignore him. Political reporter Michael Levenson details the treacherous territory ahead for the governor.
  • Fla. officials won't investigate Todashev death: Florida's law enforcement commissioner has refused to investigate the fatal shooting of Todashev by a Boston FBI agent, questioning him about his connection to Tamerlan Tsarnaev; the top prosecutor in Mass. also declined to look into the case. Maria Sacchetti reports.
  • Putting mayor's race on community airwaves: On his unlicensed radio station TOUCH 106.1 FM, mayoral candidate Charles Clemons promotes himself, but it may be doing him more harm than good. Meghan Irons reports.
  • Rosenberg poised to become state Senate president: Majority leader Stanley Rosenberg has sufficient support to succeed Therese Murray as Senate president. But the timing of Murray's departure remains unknown. politics editor Jim O'Sullivan has the latest.